Sunday Times denies allegations that reporter got bag of money

A bombshell was dropped at the disciplinary hearing of Eskom suspended interim group chief executive Matshela Koko. An affidavit claims that there are links between private sector corruption with Eskom bosses, an ANC Youth League leader and prominent Sunday Times journalist, Mzilikazi wa Afrika.

The affidavit was by Ntokozo Dubazana, former chief of security at Makheda Protection Services that provided security for former Eskom contract manager France Hlakudi.

The affidavit states that Dubazana met Wa Africa in Sandton at a filling station to deliver money. It is then alleged that Wa Africa gave Dubazana the keys to a car so he could put the money in it.

The Sunday Times has denied that Wa Africa received money and has called on suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko to provide proof.

Sunday Times Editor Bongani Siqoko says that when the received the affidavit, they sat down with Wa Africa and asked him about the allegations outright.

According to Siqoko Mzilikazi denies ever meeting the guy and he also points out that the registration plate of his car is not the same as was mentioned in the affidavit.

As per our statement, we stand by our reporter. There is absolutely no proof at all that money exchanged hands and was given to Mzilikazi. All we are doing at this stage is stating our trust in our reporter. We fully support him.

Bongani Siqoko, Sunday Times Editor

Having said that Siqoko also added that they are calling on anyone with proof to come forward.

If anyone has any credible evidence, please bring it forward and take it to the police. Bring it to the Sunday Times and I promise, if any such evidence is emerges we will not hesitate to act.

Bongani Siqoko, Sunday Times Editor

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